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Santander Brasil focuses on its goals, not the misses

Angel Santodomingo, Santander Brasil’s CFO, has had a ringside seat for the latest round of consolidation in the country’s retail banking sector. As HSBC and then Citi put their Brazilian retail operations up for sale, the Spanish-headquartered bank (although it … Continue reading

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Private banking: Brazil’s locals consolidate and fight for offshore

The hoped-for flows onshore from last year’s amnesty on offshore wealth have failed to materialise, so far. Meanwhile, Citi and HSBC have sold up. So where did a 15% increase in assets under management come from? Paulo Corchaki, head of … Continue reading

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Citi pulls out of more LatAm markets

Citi has confirmed it is to exit retail banking in Brazil, Colombia and Argentina in a further round of retrenchment from the region – with these latest three joining six other regional businesses sold in the past two years. The … Continue reading

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Deutsche retreats from Latin America

Deutsche Bank’s decision to withdraw from five Latin American countries and redefine its role in Brazil, which will become its only regional office, is further illustration of the strategic difficulties facing international banks. Deutsche is leaving Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru … Continue reading

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Brazil Banking: Bradesco bouyant, HSBC on the back foot

Bradesco’s senior management is reported to be delighted with the price paid for HSBC Brazil, despite its final bid having been more than expected. Meanwhile, the UK-based universal bank faces obstacles in its claims to be able to continue to … Continue reading

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Latin America banking: Risk pendulum swings back to locals

New rules to boost risk-weighted assets at G-Sibs are ramping up the pressure on those banks to change their business model, and become less global. Latin American markets, until recently a battleground for global banks, could now see several of … Continue reading

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Competition from locals as HSBC looks to build LatAm equities

The announcement that Itaú Unibanco is to buy a controlling interest in Chile’s Corpbanca confirmed the regional expansion of the big Brazilian banks and demonstrates the tough local competition that HSBC faces as it invests in its Latin American equities … Continue reading

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